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Table 2 Caring activities and caring times

From: Financial burden and quality of life of informal caregivers of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration

Caring activities and caring times of the caregivers in different time periods Total sample
(n = 150)
Visual acuity
>0.3
(n = 92)
Visual acuity
≤0.3 - >0.1
(n = 26)
Visual acuity
≤0.1
(n = 32)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Average number of outpatient visits per year (times/year) 9.4 9.7 7.7 8.4 10.3 8.5 13.6 13.0
Average number of accompaniments for intravitreal injections (times/year) 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.8 2.9 2.7 3.7 3.4
Average time spent for each outpatient (hours/visit) 3.7 2.7 3.7 2.0 3.4 2.2 3.6 2.3
Average time spending for accompanying for intravitreal injections; (hours/visit) 3.6 2.1 3.7 2.0 3.4 2.2 3.6 2.3
Average time for household assistance (hours/week) 4.2 12.9 1.4 3.4 9.3 27.0 8.1 11.0
Average time per week for leisure activities (hours/week) 1.2 2.9 0.6 1.7 1.5 3.3 2.4 4.5
Average time per week for office work (hours/week) 0.5 1.2 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.9
  1. It becomes clear that, especially with a deterioration of a visual acuity from ≤0.3 - >0.1 to a visual acuity of ≤0.1, the caregivers had on average an increasing care intensity in the different caring activities